Summer VETS Program
The Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania will again offer a summer program for both college and high school students (11th and 12th graders). The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program is an exciting experience held during the summer of 2013. This is a day program of one week sessions. Three sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine.
Students will participate in rotations with our fourth-year vet students and experience veterinary medicine throughout our small animal hospital. Some areas the students will rotate through are Cardiology, Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Emergency Services and Surgery/Orthopedics. Special labs in Pathology and Anatomy have been created specifically for the students participating in our program which will be taught by our renowned faculty or veterinary students.
Additionally, a whole day will be devoted to our New Bolton Center, our large animal facility. Students will tour through the Marshak Dairy, Widener Hospital for Large Animals, and Sport Medicine Treadmill. This ambitious program will also be supplemented by several lectures such as Public Health, Toxicology, Working Dogs and Clinical Investigations to name a few.
A student panel discussion will be held with our current vet students which will provide participants the opportunity to learn firsthand about our veterinary school through the student perspective. Additionally, participants will interact with members of the Admissions Office who are coordinating this program. One-on-one sessions with an Admissions officer can be arranged.
If you have been interested in a career in veterinary medicine, then this program will provide you with an understanding of the challenges and rewards of this profession. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students who have a similar passion and begin forging future relationships with those who care about science and medicine for animals.
Week 1 May 20th - May 24th
Week 2 June 10th - June 14th
(THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO SCHOOL CONFLICT...PREVIOUS WEEK JUNE 3rd - JUNE 7th HAS BEEN REMOVED)
Week 3 June 17th - June 21st
Week 4 July 15th - July 19th
Week 5 July 29th - August 2nd
Schedule: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. CLICK HERE for a sample of the schedule.
Housing: Since this is a day program running from 9am to 4pm each day of the program week, housing is not included. However, different options and a list of local hotels can be found on the accommodations page.
Tuition: The non-refundable tuition of $975.00 includes lunches, program materials, lab fees and transportation to and from New Bolton Center (typically Wednesday of the program week).
Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in college or post-bac programs for the college weeks. High School students who are currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grades.
Requirements: Students are required to complete an application, essay and submit two letters of recommendation in addition to transcripts. A non-refundable application fee of $40 is also required. The deadline is April 3, 2013. A rabies inoculation is recommended but not required. Students will be required to bring a set of scrubs with them.